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Isn't it amazing that JDS Development landed the Exact Sciences headquarters for Judge Doyle Square?

Brilliant? Yes. Amazing? No. Only a local developer with intimate knowledge of the powers that be could have done it. The timing is no accident, either. Exact Sciences will look for sites outside the city after June 15.

Remember, JDS is composed of the same folks who were able to leverage federal flood disaster funds for the Edgewater project.

The city's request for proposals said nothing about headquartering a major employer in Judge Doyle Square. The Beitler Group submitted a proposal that met the requirements and did not ask for a subsidy.

That is amazing. It would provide 300 hotel rooms and 200 apartments. How foolish they were to take us at our word.

-- Chuck Litweiler, Madison

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